Connections Through Timeless Music
The CSO Latino Alliance is a liaison and partner that connects the CSO with Chicago’s diverse community by creating awareness, sharing insights and building relationships for generations to come. The group encourages individuals and their families to discover and experience timeless music with other enthusiasts in concerts, receptions and educational events.
Latino Alliance members enjoy access to exclusive special events and ticket offers. See below for details.
Become a member of the Latino Alliance
CSO Latino Alliance Events
Throughout the season, the CSO Latino Alliance hosts networking receptions followed by a CSO concert. Receptions feature special guests giving insights into the evening’s concert plus light food and beverages.
When you join the CSO Latino Alliance, you become an integral member of the CSO family. The CSO Latino Alliance offers its members the chance to interact with CSO artists, staff and supporters, as well as the following benefits:
- Networking events featuring CSO musicians and guest artists
- The opportunity to develop professional contacts to broaden your network
- Access to premium seats and 10% savings with a flexible 3-concert Create Your Own series subscription
- $40 concert tickets to select Symphony Center performances
- Invitations to open rehearsals to get a behind-the-scenes look at how the CSO prepares for a concert.
How to Access $40 CSO Latino Alliance Tickets
- Step 1: Visit the calendar listing for performances that have the Latino Alliance ticket offer available.
- Step 2: Choose your preferred concert. All seats available with this special offer will display on the seat map. Select your seats and add to your order.
- Step 3: Proceed through the checkout process. Tickets will be delivered by email, unless you select another delivery method. Additional fees may apply for other delivery methods.
- Step 4: Attend the concert!
CSO Latino Alliance Committee
Ramiro J. Atristaín-Carrión, co-chair
Ramiro Atristaín-Carrión is a financial advisor at Atristain Financial Advisors, LLC, and an executive-in-residence, adjunct faculty member and member of the Advisory Board at the Brennan School of Business of Dominican University. He is co-founder and chair of the Board of the CLESF Foundation and a board member of Stuart Investments.
Rina Magarici, co-chair
Rina Magarici was born and raised in Venezuela, where she took conservatory music classes in piano, harmony, music history and aesthetics for more than 10 years. She graduated from New York University and moved to Chicago in 2010, where she obtained her MBA and worked as a marketing executive. Being part of the CSO Latino Alliance allows her to share her passion for music, a universal language.
Angélica Cano is a consultant at Deloitte. She is passionate about her career, music and art. In her spare time, she plays the cello and enjoys photographing landscapes around the world. She hopes to share her love for the CSO with others through the Latino Alliance’s events and activities.
Michael Delgado is a special agent with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation Office of Inspector General. He is a graduate of the Hispanic Alliance for Career Enhancement’s Emerging Leader Program. He has a love for music and plays the tuba in a community band.
Jesús Del Toro
Jesús Del Toro is the director of La Raza newspaper. An award-winning columnist and poet, Del Toro was a fellow of the NEA Institute in Classical Music and Opera at Columbia University and recently wrote a book about Mexican composer Silvestre Revueltas’ music and experience in the United States.
Henry Johanet serves as oncology district sales manager for Eisai Inc. and holds an MBA in marketing management from DePaul University. He brings a passion for innovative outreach to the CSO Latino Alliance and is enthralled by the orchestra’s collaborative processes and musical artistry.
Mezzo-soprano Stephanie Londoño is a passionate soloist and choral artist. As a member of the Westminster Williamson Voices, she sang on the Grammy-nominated recording of James Whitbourn’s “Annelies.” Today, she resides in Chicago and is a proud member of the CSO Latino Alliance. She holds a bachelor of music degree in music education from Westminster Choir College.
Nancy Pulecio Vélez, originally from Bogotá, Colombia, is a composer, journalist and author of “Las 4 Dimensiones del Amor.” She is former consul general of Colombia in the City of Chicago. Since 1985, she has been president of Colombia Exterior Inc. She also is the director of the radio program “Ciencia y Espiritualidad” on Spanish Public Radio.
Juan B. Solana
Juan Solana joined Walmart Inc. in 2017 as director, advanced and marketing analytics. He previously worked at Nielsen from 2013-2017 as Senior Consultant, digital marketing effectiveness. He has a bachelor’s degree in economics and business from Universidad Complutense de Madrid in his native Spain and a doctorate in economics from Purdue University.